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Santa Cruz Crime Rate Report (California)

Santa Cruz crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime increasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Santa Cruz for 2014 is expected to be higher than in 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Santa Cruz in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 140.94% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the national property crime rate average by 75.52%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 120.75% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the property crime rate in California by 95.9%.

Property and Violent Crime
Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Santa Cruz Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault396
Arson20
Burglary495
Forcible Rape31
Larceny and Theft2,262
Motor Vehicle Theft179
Murder and Manslaughter6
Robbery120
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,318
Property Crime2,936
Violent Crime553
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault323
Arson17
Burglary430
Forcible Rape16
Larceny and Theft1,941
Motor Vehicle Theft164
Murder and Manslaughter5
Robbery121
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)2,923
Property Crime2,541
Violent Crime465

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Property Crime

Santa Cruz Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Crime 2010

Santa Cruz Crime 2014

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Santa Cruz, California crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Santa Cruz crime report data for 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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